1. Aligning housing growth and planning with active travel and public transport
Local population growth and the need to build more homes for people will inevitably lead to more journeys and pressure on local travel networks. This can result in greater local congestion and pollution with corresponding negative consequences for the economy.
Walking, cycling and public transport have a significant role to play in making transport run more efficiently. Therefore integrating planning and housing growth with transport planning from the outset can enable efficient and sustainable mobility to be embedded into plans for housing growth and other development.
Part 1 of this toolkit will introduce the benefits, policy context, approaches and funding mechanisms to align walking, cycling and public transport with housing growth and planning.
In this section we will cover:
- How spatial planning can help us to integrate planning and transport policy and practice
- The potential and benefits of prioritising active travel and public transport
- Practical approaches to integrate housing growth with walking, cycling and public transport
- Funding mechanisms